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Facebook is launching its own Blockchain division

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 9 May 2018

The new division will be led by Facebook's former Messenger head, with very little else known at this stage. FULL STORY >

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Cambridge Analytica is closing its doors

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 3 May 2018

Following the Facebook data privacy scandal, the firm behind the controversy is being forced to close up shop. FULL STORY >

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Facebook partnering with RED to create professional VR camera

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 2 May 2018

The social media company is partnering with the high-end camera specialists as Facebook looks to double down on VR content. FULL STORY >

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Facebook joins the dating scene with new features

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 2 May 2018

Aiming to take on the likes of Tinder, Facebook announces new dating features at this year's F8 conference. FULL STORY >

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Facebook and Digify Africa to train 1000 young South Africans in online safety as part of 'Ilizwe Lam' campaign

By Press Release 25 April 2018

Facebook has announced a new dedicated youth online safety programme in partnership with Digify Africa, aiming to train 1000 South Africans between the ages of 13 to 18 across high... FULL STORY >

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Facebook may soon be developing its own chips

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 19 April 2018

The social media platform has a job listing for chip making specialists, with the company likely aiming to be more self-reliant in that regard. FULL STORY >

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Facebook implicates Google, Twitter and others for data collection

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 17 April 2018

A recent Facebook blog post tries to explain the company's data collection activities, along with citing others for doing the exact same thing. FULL STORY >

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You will soon be able to download all your Instagram pics easily

By Staff Writer 12 April 2018

A tool, similar to Facebook’s Download your Data, will be coming soon. FULL STORY >

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Largest Black Lives Matter Facebook page a fake, scam

By Staff Writer 11 April 2018

A fake Black Lives Matter (BLM) page on Facebook received more than twice the followers than the official BLM page. Worse, the page is apparently a scam, with links to a middle-aged white man in Australia. FULL STORY >

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Mark Zuckerberg hints that paid version of Facebook is a possibility

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 11 April 2018

During his testimony in front of the US Senate, Mark Zuckerberg says that a version of Facebook will always be free. Which means a version could be paid-for in future. FULL STORY >

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Facebook suspends CubeYou for Cambridge Analytica-style data abuse

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 9 April 2018

Citing the use of 'quizzes' designed to collect marketing data, Facebook has chosen to suspend data firm CubeYou following a report by CNBC. FULL STORY >

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Cambridge Analytica says it 'only' accessed data from 30 million Facebook users

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 5 April 2018

The data analytics firm claims that the reports of 87 million have been exaggerated. FULL STORY >

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Mark Zuckerberg issues apology in wake of Cambridge Analytica scandal

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 22 March 2018

The Facebook founder is looking to atone for his company's involvement in the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal. FULL STORY >

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Mastercard uses Facebook Messenger to help small businesses go digital

By Press Release 1 March 2018

Mastercard Launches Masterpass QR bot for Messenger to enable Nigerian businesses to set up digital money accounts and accept QR payments. FULL STORY >

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Facebook partners with the Nelson Mandela Foundation in its centenary year

By Press Release 20 February 2018

Celebrating Nelson Mandela’s centenary and legacy under the theme: Be the Legacy, Facebook has announced a three-year partnership to support The Nelson Mandela archive, based at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. FULL STORY >

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